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Curr Drug Discov Technol. 2018 Oct 16. doi: 10.2174/1570163815666181017100847. [Epub ahead of print]

A review article about some herbs affecting vitiligo based on Avicenna's Canon.

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1
Department of Persian Medicine, School of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad. Iran.
2
Health Department, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad. Iran.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder characterizing by white macules due to loss of melanocytes. Vitiligo affects about 1 to 4% of people around the world. The treatment of vitiligo has a high cost and the long process of treatment in spite of no complete remedy. It has various psychological side-effects such as depression and anxiety affecting the quality of life seriously. Avicenna in his Canon treated these patients over a thousand years ago. This study aimed to introduce some herbal drugs in vitiligo based on the Canon of Avicenna besides the conventional medical treatments.

METHODS:

This is a review study, according to the Canon with the term Baras and also searching through the electronic websites with the keywords vitiligo, treatment, and herbal drugs.

RESULTS:

The study found some herbs affecting the vitiligo from the Canon.

CONCLUSION:

The researchers suggest conducting clinical trials on the patients with vitiligo based on the Canon besides the conventional techniques to obtain a better result in the treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Avicenna.; Baras; Persian Medicine; vitiligo

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